For the past 12 years, I have been a hair stylist and makeup artist for brides and their wedding parties. It’s an honor to be the one who gets the bridal party all glammed up and beautiful.
Recently, I was hired to be on location for Sonya and Jeff’s beach wedding ceremony and reception at the Scripps Seaside Forum.
One of the most important aspects of getting the bride and her ladies ready is being efficient with time! Typically, we spend 40 minutes max on each maid’s hair and makeup, leaving as much time as we need for our bride.
I always include lashes, whether they are full, individual or just the corners. The corner lashes are key! I love when the mother of the bride gets falsies because they make a world of a difference in the photos!
Prior to the wedding day, we layered Sonya’s hair so her curls would have lift and lots of body, and would last longer. We loved how it turned out!
We chose a hairstyle that would complement Sonya’s dress, and not compete with its fullness. We decided on romantic curls and waves, which flowed with the back of her gorgeous gown.
Getting the bridesmaids ready is such a fun and exciting part of the wedding day. We start by prepping each maid with a set of hot rollers and curls, and then apply their makeup with an airbrush or by hand. Then, we add the perfect finishing touches!
We went for a fresh and romantic look for the bridesmaids, with hairstyles ranging from down and flowy to pulled back. Because it was a beach wedding, I stayed through the reception, to make sure the bride and bridesmaids stayed fresh in the warm beach weather.
Sonya looked beautiful throughout the day and night! It was a gorgeous celebration all around!
Makeup: Brittany Gharring
Hair Stylist: Brittany Gharring
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum
Florist: Adrianne Smith Floral Design
Photo Booth: Classy Event Group
Coordinator: Creative Affairs Inc
Event Beverage Service: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Caterer: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Invitation: Stacey Himmel Stationery
Wedding Dress: The White Dress